Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Sunderland at Stadium of Light at the weekend, Blackpool will be looking to return to winning ways in the League One when they host Shrewsbury Town at their Bloomfield Road on Matchday 22. The Seasiders aim to stay in the play-offs berth in the standings, and they are surely capable of beating the Shrews, who failed to find the net in the last three away games in the English third tier.
Shrewsbury Town are eyeing a place in the play-offs as well, but home win should be considered as Blackpool have been in a fine form of late. In their last meeting in the League One the two teams played out a goalless draw, but a lively contest is on the cards this time out. A man to watch in the home side will be Armand Gnanduillet, who has been scoring goals for fun in the first half of the season.
Highlighted Player (Sean Scannell):
Sean Scannell is a winger who plays for Huddersfield Town. The Irish footballer is capable of playing up front as well and he began his senior career at Crystal Palace, before penning a three-year contract with Huddersfield Town.
The English player, who was born in Croydon on 17 September 1990, made 25 outings for Huddersfield in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, scoring one goal for the club. Sean Scannell has 10 caps for Republic of Ireland Under-21 side, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. Scannell was named Republic of Ireland Young Player of the Year in 2007, and in 2008 he was Crystal Palace’s Young Player of the Year.
His contract with Huddersfield Town expires on 30 June, 2019 and his highest market value was €1 million back on 8 January, 2009. Sean Scannell started his youth career in Addiscombe Corinthians, but he played for Crystal Palace youth teams as well.
Highlighted Team (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.